Everything bad gets shot at in America, says John Cole, and everything good too.
–Sebastien Barry, Days Without End
A man’s memory might have only a hundred clear days in it and he has lived thousands. Can’t do much about that. We have our store of days and we spend them like forgetful drunkards. I ain’t got no argument with it, just saying it is so.
–Sebastian Barry, Days Without End
It’s a miracle to realize that somebody loves you.
—James Baldwin, If Beale Street Could Talk
The film isn’t great—only a few minutes after watching it, the story is fading, and I don’t remember much from the performances—but scene after scene took place in recognizable places around town and it was great fun to location-spot: the Olympic stadium, the Lachine canal, Old Montreal, Parc Lafontaine and others were on display.
Seeing the city on screen, I suddenly realized how much of its beauty I’ve come to take for granted.